Carlos Santana

#41 1B / Cleveland Indians / EXP: 7YRS Height: 5-11 Weight: 210 lb Age: 30 College: None Bats/Throws S/R

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    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

      Indians' Carlos Santana: Hits fourth homer Sunday

      Santana went 1-for-3 Sunday, spoiling the Phillies' shutout effort with a ninth inning solo shot off Hector Neris in a 2-1 loss. He's climbing out of the hole he dug in the middle of April, and Santana is now hitting .333 (13-for-39) over his last 10 games with two homers, four RBI and seven runs scored.

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      Indians' Carlos Santana: On base four times in win

      Santana went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, a steal and two runs in Wednesday's win over the Twins. A stone-cold start to the season has melted away over Santana's last six games, as the Indians' first baseman has racked up four multi-hit efforts in that span, including five extra-base knocks. That's coincided with a switch to the leadoff spot -- an odd fit for a guy who isn't known for his speed, but one that seems to be working out. Batting average remains a huge question mark for the former catcher in the aftermath of two consecutive seasons at .231, but his pop and on-base ability will ensure that he remains a fixture in Cleveland's lineup.

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      Indians' Carlos Santana: Leads off game with solo shot

      Santana was 2-for-4 with a solo home run as Cleveland downed the Tigers on Friday night. Batting lead off for the first time in his seven-year major league career, he made the move to the top spot in the order look good as he smacked his third home run in the top of the first inning. It's hard to say whether the move to that spot in the batting order will last - he generally displays good on base skills, but has very little speed - but if he remains there it is likely to reduce his RBI opportunities.

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      Indians' Carlos Santana: Batting leadoff Friday

      Santana will bat leadoff against the Tigers on Friday. Friday's start is Santana's first atop the batting order in seven major league seasons. Manager Terry Francona flirted with idea of having Santana lead off during spring training, but Santana has hit almost exclusively out of the five-hole to this point. It's uncertain if this will stick, but what Santana lacks in terms of speed he makes up for with on-base ability.

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      Indians' Carlos Santana: Blast two-run homer in Friday defeat

      Santana was 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Friday's 6-5 loss to the Mets. The veteran slugger put the screws to an Addison Reed pitch in the ninth with one one and two out, making matters highly interesting until Jeurys Familia came on to get the final out after some struggles of his own. Santana has endured a rough start to the season, managing a .207/.294/.448 line through the first eight games. However, the considerable pop he carries in his bat figures to afford him plenty of playing time and opportunity to break out of his current slump.

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      Indians' Carlos Santana: Plays in two games following minor back injury

      Santana is 0-for-8 in his last two games since missing time with mild back discomfort. He played in games Wednesday and Friday for the Indians, so all signs are point toward Santana being ready to go for Opening Day in just over a week. He's gone 12-for-42 with a homer and three RBI through 14 games this spring.

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      Indians' Carlos Santana: Dealing with sore back

      Santana was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to mild discomfort in his back, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports. Manager Terry Francona stated that the injury isn't thought to be serious, meaning the respite is merely a precautionary measure to ensure Santana is ready for Opening Day. In 12 games this spring, Santana has put together a formidable .353/.421/.588 slash line, one homer, three RBI, six runs, and four walks versus one strikeout in 34 at-bats.

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      Indians' Carlos Santana: Sent home Wednesday with illness

      Santana was sent home Wednesday with an illness, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports. It appears the bug that's been going around Indians has reached the first baseman. Despite being sent home, this issue shouldn't linger for very long, and Santana should be back in the lineup fairly soon.

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      Indians' Carlos Santana: Appears unlikely to hit leadoff

      The Indians have cooled on the idea of hitting Santana leadoff this season, MLB.com reports. It seemed like a remote possibility at best initially and appears to be a dead issue now. Santana homered in his first game of the spring Tuesday as he looks to bounce back from last season's career-worst .395 slugging percentage.

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      Indians' Carlos Santana: May get a look in leadoff spot

      The Indians may consider hitting Santana leadoff this season, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Santana struggled when moved up to the No. 2 spot in the order last season (22-for-112 in 30 games) but manager Terry Francona does of a history of some unconventional leadoff hitters with Kevin Youkilis in Boston so it's not totally without merit. Santana's career .365 onbase percentage and dwindling power makes for a good fit in the leadoff spot but it's far too soon to see if this will come to fruition.